Online presentation focuses on living by the shore

Catherine Neal, UNH Cooperative Extension professor and specialist in the division of Landscape & Nursery Horticulture, will offer an online presentation entitled “Landscaping at the Water’s Edge: An Ecological Approach” on Wednesday, November 19, from 1 to 2 p.m.

The “webinar” will cover simple stormwater management strategies for residential properties that encourage infiltration of runoff on site. Line drawings will be used to illustrate how a degraded lakeshore property can be transformed to an attractive and highly functional site. With simple observations, ecologically based design and low-impact maintenance practices, landowners can protect, and even improve, the quality of nearby water resources.

The presentation draws strongly on a New England sense of place, but the principles apply no matter where you live.

Registration for the online presentation is required, and the cost is $10. To register, go to

Dr. Neal is author of several fact sheets and books, including Landscaping at the Water’s Edge, available free in PDF format at

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